sclerenchyma

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sclero- +‎ -enchyma

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sclerenchyma (countable and uncountable, plural sclerenchymas or sclerenchymata)

  1. (botany) A mechanical ground tissue, impermeable to water, which consists of cells having narrow lumen and thick, mineralized walls of lignin; present in stems, vascular bundles (of monocots), seed coverings, and vein and tips of leaves.
  2. (zoology) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of the stony corals (Anthozoa).

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